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(12-24-2018, 07:23 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: Neat! :) Bouncing this up against the existing Soft Ones article, what parts do you see as needing adjustment and/or expansion? For that matter, would you l...
epatterson The Arrivals Lounge 17 16,128 12-24-2018, 10:04 AM
    Thread: New to Orions Arm
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Re-adjusted the biology based on more research into methanogenic/methanotrophic and nitrifying bacteria. Primary producing organisms are a combination between nitrogen fixing bacteria that convert dia...
epatterson The Arrivals Lounge 17 16,128 12-24-2018, 06:26 AM
    Thread: New to Orions Arm
Post: RE: New to Orions Arm

And can explain partly why the soft ones are so slow and aren’t as physically “stable”, as nitrifying bacteria tend to be very haphazard in their growth and development.
epatterson The Arrivals Lounge 17 16,128 12-18-2018, 01:25 AM
    Thread: New to Orions Arm
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Been busy with work haven’t been able to post but think I’ve come up with a basic idea: the Soft Ones planet orbits far from the primary star, outside the habital zone. It is massive enough to retain ...
epatterson The Arrivals Lounge 17 16,128 12-18-2018, 01:24 AM
    Thread: New to Orions Arm
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Based on most of my research, ammonia based life would probably benefit from a hydrogen atmosphere, which unfortunately isn't very likely to form on any kind of terrestrial planet or moon. So ammonia ...
epatterson The Arrivals Lounge 17 16,128 12-10-2018, 09:43 AM
    Thread: New to Orions Arm
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(12-09-2018, 09:45 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: This may help get me started. Sounds like ammoniaonly really reacts with molecular oxygen so if the world is designed to some other oxidizing agent it may be d...
epatterson The Arrivals Lounge 17 16,128 12-10-2018, 09:21 AM
    Thread: New to Orions Arm
Post: New to Orions Arm

Ive been trying forever create an ammonia based alien species but all the literature focuses on what it couldn't be rather than what it could be. I know pure ammonia wouldn't be compatible with oxygen...
epatterson The Arrivals Lounge 17 16,128 12-09-2018, 01:29 AM